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Staff, 8:25 am
For a young Youssri Helmy, it was a Tandy Radio Shack 80 that first piqued his curiosity in technology. For Wael Amin, it was the Commodore 64 that he received when he was four years old. Youssri and Wael developed a passion for using technology to solve some of the world’s toughest problems, and put that passion to work by founding an Egyptian technology company called ITWORX, a firm that would grow to employ over 800 people with 8 offices. For Youssef Aly, it was an MSX computer he programmed.
Staff, 8:44 am
The number of domestic manufacturers using the barcode technology has increased to over 1,500 companies and 18,000 products. GS1 TZ National Limited Barcode Exec Mabamba Maregesi said at the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair that there was increased awareness on the benefits of using barcode.”The business community comprising small, medium and large entrepreneurs has been acquiring barcode technology for their products to compete in the domestic, regional and international market,” he said.`
Julia Austin, 2:03 am AFKI Original
You may have read about a lot of tech companies building things like mobile pharmacy apps and virtual classrooms, but do you ever wonder where they get the capital? There is a good chance they went to one of these investors, who are putting a lot of money into the technology landscape in Africa.
Julia Austin, 10:35 am
A South African app, Kids Aid offers users critical first aid information at the touch of a button. The app includes a voice-guided CPR walk through, a GPS to tell where the nearest hospital is and emergency phone numbers that can be contacted directly through the app. Check out these 12 African-created apps being used around the world. They were originally developed to solve specific problems unique to specific African communities, but it turns out people can use them everywhere.
Ann Brown, 6:00 pm
From CNBC Africa Over the last several years, technology trends have shifted dramatically with Africa and China becoming big industry players. “China has really transformed itself; it is now the largest global manufacturer. The economy shifted from supplying raw materials to buying goods at low labour costs and now, it is really at the forefront […]
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